Navy engineers are working to bring new aircraft sensors and new weapons into the Naval Integrated Fire Control-Counter Air (NIFC-CA) architecture, with near-term goals of bringing in the F-35’s radio frequency (RF) sensor and the anti-surface variant of the Standard Missile-6. Read More
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Navy’s Triton UAV Passes Full-Motion Video To P-8 During Flight Test
This post has been updated to correct a location for future Triton basing. NAVAIR told USNI News after publication that the East Coast location has not yet been finalized.
The Navy is continuing operational testing of its future unmanned long-endurance maritime surveillance aircraft, the MQ-4C Triton, demonstrating its ability to share critical mission information with the manned P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime patrol aircraft. Read More
Marines’ CH-53K Lifts 20,000-Pound External Load As Tests Progress Ahead Of Schedule
The Marine Corps is advancing through its test plan for the Sikorsky CH-53K heavy lift helicopter faster than previously planned, with the service successfully carrying a 20,000-pound load externally for the first time on May 26. Read More
NAVAIR Awards Bell-Boeing $151 Million To Begin Navy-Variant V-22 Design
This post has been updated to include a statement from Sen. Jack Reed’s office.
Naval Air Systems Command awarded the Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office $151 million to begin engineering the Navy variant of the V-22 Osprey, which the service will use as a carrier onboard delivery plane. Read More
Navy’s Osprey Will Be Called CMV-22B; Procurement To Begin In FY 2018
The Navy’s variant of the V-22 Osprey that will serve as the future carrier onboard delivery (COD) aircraft has an official designation: CMV-22B. Read More
Navy Successfully Tests Common Control System On Unmanned Underwater Vehicle
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The director of unmanned warfare systems (OPNAV N99) will keep a particularly close eye on the Common Control System as it continues through development, after a demonstration last month proved that the system that was first tested on an unmanned air vehicle could also control an underwater vehicle, the director said Friday.
Top Stories 2015: U.S. Navy Acquisition
USNI News polled its writers, naval analysts and service members on what they consider the most important military and maritime stories in 2015. Read More
Vice Adm. Grosklags Nominated To Serve As Next NAVAIR Commander
Vice Adm. Paul Grosklags was nominated to take command of Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), the Defense Department announced. Read More
NAVAIR To Begin Negotiating MQ-4C Triton LRIP 2 Contract and Advance Procurement
Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) announced it will begin negotiations on a second low-rate initial production (LRIP) contract for the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton maritime surveillance unmanned aerial vehicle. Read More
NAVAIR Details Changes in Navy V-22 Osprey Variant
The Navy is in the early stages of planning its carrier onboard delivery (COD) replacement platform, which will be a baseline MV-22 Osprey plus an extended range fuel system, high-frequency radio and public address system, Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) officials told USNI News this week. Read More